Khojand Timeline

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Cyropolis founded by Cyrus the Great

544 BC

Alexandria Eschate built by Alexander the Great

329 BC

Involvement in Silk Road -------------------

100 BC - 1453

Incorporated into Abbasid Caliphate

700

Incorporated into native Samanid empire

880

Incorporated into Kara-Khanid Khanate

999

Laid to waste by Mongols

1220

Part of Chagatai (Jagadai) Khanate

1300

Part of Timurid dynasty

1390

annexed by Shaybanid dynasty

1450

Involvement in Silk Road

1550 - 1860

produced silk products

1550

produced artisan goods such as jewelry

1550

Taken over by Kokand Khanate

1802

retaken into Shaybanid dynasty

1842

GOLDEN AGE (part of Soviet Union)

1866 - 1991

During the time when it was a part of the Soviet Union, Khojand was named Leninabad.

renamed Leninabad

1886

Some Turks, Arabs, and Bukharan Jews

1886

A few Russians, Lithuanians, Armenians, Germans, other Europeans

1886

Tajik majority

1886

Name changed back to Khojand

1992

Some Russian and Uzbek

2020

Tajik majority

2020